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Old 01-07-2008, 01:49 AM
 
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Default peoplepc internet

Has anybody heard anything bad about peoplepc internet? I saw an article that said they sold your personal info. I think there is an AARP discount. Is it everywhere?
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:59 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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We had PeoplePC but it was for dial-up. They didn't have DSL available. Fairly good customer service (from India) but after one month, dial-up wasn't an option. Haven't heard if they sold my info yet.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I use to work for EarthLink, and PeoplePC is their sister company. You have to pay for tech support for People PC, which isn't good if you can't get connected. EarthLink has free tech support, but it's all overseas based and personally I think they suck. I would highly recommend that you consider high speed internet as now it's much more affordable. If you don't have high speed internet available in your area, then PeoplePC is a good price.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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I used them for awhile with dial-up and the service was ok, except when I wanted to cancel. It was next to impossible to do so and i had to fight with them (they wouldn't answer calls, and there wasn't an online option to cancel) for months to finally get it cancelled.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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I used it when it first came out -- and at the time it was good for me. I think it has changed a lot over the years -- at one time, tech service was free and readily available. I even had one tech call me at home on a Saturday and walk me through steps of something that needed to be done -- that was pretty nice!

Since then, though, I found the service declined, although I was still forced to use it because I did not have access to high speed. Fortunately, last summer high speed was available where I live and I have been very happy with that. From what I understand, Peoplepc is still only dial-up, but I may be wrong.

Peoplepc actually had really good web pages for free -- good graphics, lots of pages and space. I liked that a lot.

Nowadays, it's hard to get good service for most things, so if you can get DSL through Peoplepc, and it is still very affordable and cost is a factor, then I'd still do it.

Right now, I just have high speed through my cable company -- I sure was happy when they arrived with service in our area because I was tired of waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting for pages to load!

Good luck to you!
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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I use to work for EarthLink, and PeoplePC is their sister company. You have to pay for tech support for People PC, which isn't good if you can't get connected. EarthLink has free tech support, but it's all overseas based and personally I think they suck. I would highly recommend that you consider high speed internet as now it's much more affordable. If you don't have high speed internet available in your area, then PeoplePC is a good price.
Sounds like a experience I had with earthlink when my old provider soldout to them. In five calls all I could get was people who spoke broken english but didn't understand it. Finally got a guy in singapore who I thought was in the states. Nice guy and straighten everything out in five minutes.
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